Anthony R. Coscia, Bert DiClemente and Jeff Moreland were nominated by President Obama and recently confirmed by the United States Senate. They are expected to soon assume their new responsibilities guiding and overseeing America's railroad.
"We welcome our newest
board members with confidence they will contribute their considerable knowledge
and experience to advance Amtrak's growth strategy and efforts to make the
nation's railroad safer, greener and healthier," said Amtrak Chairman Thomas
"I am excited about serving as an Amtrak director because I strongly believe that a vibrant, competitive, and comprehensive passenger rail system is a critical component of a 21st Century multimodal transportation system," stated Coscia.
"I am a believer in the critical role that Amtrak plays in the national transportation fabric of our country. I believe to the core of my being that Amtrak's best days lie ahead of us," said DiClemente.
"Amtrak has made progress in recent years and I believe these positive trends will continue. I also believe it is important to the U.S. transportation system that Amtrak maintain a nationwide rail system and develop high-speed rail corridors in many areas of the country," said Moreland.
Chairman Carper noted that with the arrival of these new members, eight of nine director positions would be filled. They will join himself, Donna Mclean, Nancy Naples, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray La Hood, and Amtrak President and CEO Joseph Boardman on the Amtrak board of directors.